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  • Writer's pictureSirshank Talukdar

Let yoga help you fight Corona

Dear valued members, we are all now concerned about our health & safety due to the Corona virus (COVID-19). As per restrictions imposed by the government, we are now under lockdown at our home, in order to maintain social distancing and personal hygiene to keep us and our families safeguarded against the pandemic.

But as we spend more and more time at home, we aren’t able to do any proper exercise, which leads to weight gain. Also, we are suffering from high levels of stress and anxiety. However, there's good news! Both local and global health experts have stated that yoga can be very effective tool to fight the deadly virus. As per Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA, yoga helps in improving the body’s immunity level, mental and physical wellness. It helps keep your body organs functioning well and builds your inner resistance to fight any disease.

At Health & Shine Yoga, we care about your health. Our yoga experts have thus created a list of yoga exercises that will boost your immunity level to fight this dreadful disease: -

Matsyasana (fish pose) variation

This variation increases the energy level in your body. It is very effective in clearing the nasal passage & relieving congestion in your chest. Highly recommended as corona virus affects the lungs. As you lie on the floor, elevate your head and slowly raise your chest. Shoulder should be kept easy with arms wide open. Keeping palms facing up extend your legs straight down. Stay in this position for 2-3 minutes


Uttanasana (Forward Bend)

This variation of yoga helps in de-congestion, and protects the sinus and the mucus membrane. It has a positive impact on the immunity systems On standing position, stretch the feet to hip distance apart. Now as you start to fold, slightly bend your knees. As you do, rest your hands on the floor. Stay in this position for 5-10 breaths


Viparita Karani (Legs up the wall)

This asana improves your body nerve connections, improves blood flow and vitalises your body, apart from curing fertility problems. Sit down on the floor turning your side towards the wall. Slowly swing your legs towards the wall by moving your hip and pelvis a little. Rest your head comfortably. Stay in this position for 5 minutes.

In addition to the above exercises, pranayama and deep breathing classes can have a positive effect on your health and helps keep your nasal passage and chest clean of infection. As always, maintain social distancing norms and have a good personal hygiene. For any assistance please reach out to us anytime. Stay home & stay safe.

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